Tugboat saves the day

The crew of tugboat heroically rescued a huge passenger ferry by pushing it off course as it plunged headlong towards the harbour wall, potentially preventing a deadly disaster. The tugboat crew risked their lives as they sandwiched themselves between the pier wall and the enormous ship owned by Finnish ferry company Eckerö Line which was carrying holiday makers.

Video footage shows the tiny tugboat being heroically steered between the enormous ship and the wall, momentarily using the wall as leverage as it wedges itself between the ship and the dock before nudging the huge ship away. The tugboat then successfully steers the larger vessel away from its crash course and back into open water.

Despite their diminutive size tugboats are built for strength and have an average engine size of 680-3400 hp (500-2500 kW) but larger tug engines can reach 27200 hp (20000 kW).
People praised the tugboat crew on Youtube after the video was shared there and even demanded a pay rise for the captain.

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+5 1. silly_sy commented 5 years ago

Just a normal day in the office.
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+4 2. Natan_el_Tigre commented 5 years ago

#1 ...in the Boss' office! :P
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-2 3. ringmaster commented 5 years ago

Why should only the captain of the tugboat get a raise when they all shared the same risk?
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+5 4. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

They should have given all the crew a bonus out of the wages of the captain of the cruise ship. 8-)
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+2 5. ringmaster commented 5 years ago

Come on! Did you really understand what I meant? If the crew helped the captain, they should too get awarded!
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-10 6. sojorapavi commented 5 years ago

my Aunty Elise just got an awesome metallic Mazda CX-7 SUV just by part time work from a compute. ??? www.7lifemoney.com???
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+3 7. snotraddict commented 5 years ago

Tugboats are awesome and quite powerful. They'll range from ~700-3400 hp!.
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+1 8. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

I agree, they have always fascinated me too with their strength, but why are they called "tug" when they actually "push"?
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-3 9. lihugoj commented 5 years ago

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+2 10. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

#9 Shut up!!